Saturday, 4 August 2018

Word Politics? or Confusion due to beclouded mind

“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” - Socrates 

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings."- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian 

In the human society the language that we use to communicate with each other has profound meaning. It is therefore, critical to understand the meaning of each and every word that we use. It is important to understand politics of word and its related fact, truth and reality about the use of word. When we look at the historical background of linguistic the word is mainly coined by male to write scriptures The word that denotes noun and verb are important to learn and understand because it has profound meaning in its application in day-to-day life that change people thoughts and perspectives. Either to dominate, discriminate, humiliate, oppress, suppress or promote equality and freedom and rights of an individual word play major role while writing authoritative or legally binding documents.In this regard, it is rightly said by an American Protestant clergyman and academic leader, Douglas Horton (1891-1968): "Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven." Similarly, Yehuda Berg, a former co-director of the Kabbalah Centre who happened to be a son of an American rabbi and dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre asserted that "Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble." It is so because it might be due to that our thoughts represent by the words that we used as said by Joseph Murphy (1898-1981), American author and New Thought minister, ordained in Divine Science and Religious Science: "Your words are the body of your thought."

An Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori (1817-1962) who is best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy said: "The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people."

However, most of people despite being educated professionals they are not that much aware and informed about the term or word that they use. Or intentionally they just love to play politics to fool, bull and rule innocent and ignorant beings. Thus create unnecessary confusion to themselves as well as others. It is wise people move to clear the confusion that we have created in our mind due to our own ignorance and being born as a fool. In order to understand clearly it is important to clear our mind from beclouded thoughts and ideas as said by "Don't get confused be clear in your mind because Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts" as said by a French writer, a moralist, Luc de Clapiers in the 18th century. Confusion is a symptom that makes you feel as if you can’t think clearly. You might feel disoriented and have a hard time focusing or making decisions. Confusion is also referred to as disorientation. In its extreme state, it’s referred to as delirium.

I have noticed that most of the academic and clinical nurses in our country seem very CONFUSED in their mind thinking that Nursing and Medicine are the same and Nursing has to be under Medicine as some of the nursing professor and senior nursing administrators and officers claimed which made me surprised.

As I came to realised that Nursing and Midwifery are two different professions same applies between Nursing and Medicine which are two different professions. Simply even from the terms "Nurse" and "doctor" that denotes nursing and medicine it has to be clear in our academic minds Nursing and Medicine are two different professions because of the two words etymology as well. The word nursing is derived from the Latin nutrire "to nourish". The word nurse has its roots in the Latin noun nutrix which means "nursing mother", often referring to a wet nurse (a woman who breast fed the babies of others). However, the word "medicine" is derived from Latin medicus, meaning "a physician". Similarly, there is no "Nursing" under the branches of medicine and we almost everyone knows that those who obtained Nursing higher education program are known as Nurse and those who obtained higher education program in Medicine are known as doctor. Then how any intellectual sensible being can consider Nursing is branch or part of Medicine and we nurses have to under Medicine. In fact, Nursing and Medicine have to work in collaborative effort that doesn't mean Nursing is under the field of Medicine. However, some of our higher level position holder Nursing academicians and clinicians assert and affirm saying that Nursing fall under Medicine. Such kind of argument makes me simile knowing their understanding of different terms use in healthcare professionals. For instance, we thought that Nursing and Midwifery are the same since we nurses also study midwifery but now most of us realised that it is NOT the same but two different professions. Similarly, Nursing and Medicine are NOT the same and Nursing doesn't fall under Medicine profession category. Therefore, Nursing doesn't fall under the "Institute of Medicine" which has been under Tribhuvan University many years. There should be separate Institute of Nursing and Midwifery under the Tribhuvan University like in the developed world Faculty of Medicine; and Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery they do have separately. Seems that under developed mind intellectual always love to create confusion because of beclouded mind.

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